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Tierney Sadler - Guest blogger
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Tierney Sadler

Tierney Sadler is an author, copywriter and long-time Fairfax County resident and enthusiast. She lives in Alexandria with her two dogs, Mystic and Bodhi.

Most Romantic Things to Do in Fairfax County

You may have heard that Virginia is for Lovers. And Fairfax County, Virginia offers plenty of unique opportunities to spark romance. For example, you can go skating hand in hand, like they do in the movies. You can stroll along the water’s edge looking for birds. You can explore a museum in tandem…

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Dawn to Dusk at the Eden Center

With over 120 shops, services, and restaurants, the Eden Center is one of the most unique, historic, hidden gems in the National Capital Region. It even has its own Virginia Historical Marker! Modeled after market districts in Vietnam, it has become the single largest source of Vietnamese goods and…

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Take a Daytrip Stroll Through Small-Town Clifton, VA

Small town. Historic. Quaint. Mayberry. Northern Virginia’s Brigadoon - a mythical, magical place unaffected by time. Many have tried to describe the unexpected allure of Clifton, Virginia, but the only way to fully absorb it is to visit yourself. Clifton is unique in Fairfax County in that it is a…

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Best Places to Brunch in Fairfax County

Every weekend, one dish slides onto pretty much every brunch menu in the National Capital Region. It’s kind of a thing in the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia). It can go by many names, but typically you’ll see it called Chesapeake Benedict or Crab Cake Benedict. Imagine eggs benedict but replace the ham…

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Everything To Do Along the Silver Line Metro Extension

The Metrorail system is a great way for visitors to get around the Washington, DC metro area. You can stay more affordably in Fairfax County, for example, and be just a short ride away from the monuments and memorials of Washington, DC—no parking worries, no long walks, no getting lost. Plus you’d…

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Delight in a Tour of Small Town Herndon, Virginia

Since its inception in 1857, Herndon has been known as a small-town escape in the Washington, DC region. The same holds true to this day with charming antique shops, stunning nature trails, and even high tea. With affordable hotels, great restaurants, and proximity to Dulles International Airport…

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Haunted Places & Urban Legends in Fairfax County

Legend has it that, each October, the veil between this world and the spirit world grows thinner leading up to All Hallows Eve, aka Halloween. It is a time to remember the dead. And some believe it is a time for the dead to visit us. Over the centuries, however, October 31st changed into something…

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Pet-Friendly Travel Ideas in Fairfax County

My little girl is 12 years old now. Like her mother, she is curious, loves the outdoors and likes to watch people. Unlike most tweens, however, my mere existence doesn’t mortify her. Instead, she loves being seen with me, is very polite to strangers and will even do public displays of affection. My…

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